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Walmart's new store in Portland features research #greenroofs @issPDXedu @PortlandAudubon @BESPortland @roofmeadow

Walmart's new store in Portland features research #greenroofs @issPDXedu @PortlandAudubon @BESPortland @roofmeadow

Walmart will unveil what’s billed as the largest green roof in the city of Portland when it opens its new store near Delta Park next month. Nearly half the Walmart Supercenter’s 92,000-square-foot roof will be covered in vegetation and sediment, which will help cool the store and manage storm water. Green roofs also extend the lifetime of a roof, create habitat for birds, and help reduce the urban heat island effect caused by a preponderance of buildings, concrete and asphalt in urban areas. Students at Portland State University’s Green Building Research Laboratory will use the project as part of a two-year study. Students, under the direction of PSU professor David Sailor, will test the results from three slightly different segments of the green room, as well as the white membrane on the remaining part of the roof, and compare the results to Walmart's experience at a Chic...

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